A shocking video of a python, honey badger and two jackals fighting each other has gone viral after a group of tourists recorded it on safari in Africa.
A nearly year-long investigation by NBC News found that an estimated 10,000 child laborers in Madagascar are digging up mica, a mineral used in millions of products around the world.@CynthiaMcFadden gives us an inside look.— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) November 22, 2019
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How mica mined by kids in Madagascar ends up in products used by millions of Americans.
TARANTA-BAS, Madagascar — A boy climbs out of a pit in the ground and shields his eyes from the sun. His hands and feet are covered in dust, his T-shirt and shorts covered in rips.
The boy has spent the last several hours working inside the pit. Now above ground, he proudly holds up an example of his labor: a silvery sheet of mica, the iridescent mineral shimmering in the afternoon light.
The boy is 10 years old, but he doesn’t go to school. He works for much of the day — and sometimes through the night — crawling through pitch-black tunnels inside the makeshift mine, his fingers picking through the earth, collecting and sorting shards of mica.
Shocking footage shows elephant being hacked to death by mob after they chased it out of their village and it stumbled and broke its leg – as Kenyan officials launch hunt for attackers
- Disturbing video shows a wounded elephant being hacked to death in Kenya
- Animal is shown laying on the ground as men hack at it with machetes and axes
- Kenya Wildlife Service said attack happened in June last year after two elephants raided a farm near the city of Meru, before one fell and broke its leg
- Investigators vowed to use the new footage to track down and arrest the culprits
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Dozens of people have reportedly been killed and injured after a convoy carrying employees of a Canadian-owned mine was attacked in eastern Burkina Faso.
The convoy, escorted by military personnel, was comprised of five buses transporting national employees, contractors and suppliers of the Mining Exploration Society in West Africa (SEMAFO), the gold mining company said in a statement Wednesday.
Citing authorities, Reuters and The Canadian Press reported that the attack claimed 37 lives. More than 60 people were injured, the outlets reported.
SERENGETI, Tanzania — Tourists from New Jersey on vacation in Tanzania got a great view of a cheetah on their safari.
In fact, it was closer than they may have wanted.
The Shimek family, of Summit, was on a safari in the Serengeti when the cheetah jumped onto the roof of an open-top Jeep in their group.
An Eight-year-old boy has been killed after he and his mother were pushed in front of a train in Frankfurt station on Monday morning.
A police spokesman stated that there does not appear to be any connection between the victim and the suspect.
Police spoke to a regional newspaper: ‘The mother was barely able to save herself. Passersby watched the attack and ran after the fleeing man, of African descent. He was arrested in the station.’